eResources

Welcome to the e-branch of the Portage District Library! Here you will find electronically accessible books, journals, magazines, newspapers, and directories, the majority of which you can access with your library card from home or anywhere.

Health, Nursing, and Medicine Databases:

  • Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative HealthMEL Database

    A comprehensive collection of full-text health information for the layperson.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Health Reference Center AcademicMEL Database

    A resource of health and nutrition periodicals and publications especially suited for professionals in health, nursing, and medical fields.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Magill’s Medical GuidePDL Database

    Covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • MedlinePlus

    This excellent resource, aimed at the layman, contains a multiplicity of resources for someone investigating a health issue. Health topics contain information created by the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health. External health links take you to sites by authorities such as Mayo and Cleveland Clinics, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Center for Disease Control. Includes online tutorials and videos.

    Availability:

    Anywhere
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)

    The National Institutes of Health site includes A to Z Health Topics; Clinical Trials, a source on cutting-edge research; and MedlinePlus, a formidable collection of consumer health content generated by NIH as well as such sources as Mayo and Cleveland Clinics.

    Availability:

    Anywhere
  • Nursing Resource CenterMEL Database

    Designed for nursing students, the Nursing Resource Center brings together in an easy-to-use interface disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts. The information is written in accessible language for students completing class assignments and preparing for clinicals as they learn how to care for and treat patients. Search results are returned in tabs that correspond to steps in the nursing process.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine CollectionMEL Database

    Both researcher and practitioner alike will find relevant, authoritative content in this collection, which includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine. Covering a wide spectrum of information, researchers will have access to a diverse, but focused set of topics in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more. A collection drawn from Gale databases Academic OneFile and General OneFile.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
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